It is not uncommon for first-year students to arrive on campus without declaring a specific major. Don’t worry! Exploration can be an exciting part of your first year.
As an Undeclared student, you will sample a wide range of courses, make progress on completing your general education requirements, and clarify your interests to help you decide on a major. Students benefit from one-on-one personalized advising to help explore academic interests, connect to on-campus resources, course planning, and ultimately select a major.
Beginning my college education, I knew that I wanted a career that included helping people, but I wasn’t exactly sure which degree was right for me. Florida Southern’s Undeclared Program gave me the opportunity to explore multiple options offered at FSC during my freshman year. From meeting professors and students in a variety of majors, I was able to talk with them and discern the major that was most suitable for me. Not only did my advisors help walk me through the process of changing my major, but they also went as far as going with me to meet the faculty of my new major. I am so very thankful that I had the luxury to make an informed decision with support of a knowledgeable faculty and supportive advisor about the academic decision that would affect the rest of my life.
As an undeclared student, I’ve had the opportunity to explore a number of different subject areas here at FSC. I've always had a love for learning what every subject in school has to offer, but for me this means that it's been difficult to pin down a major. As I have journeyed through my first year, I took courses such as sociology, philosophy, anatomy, and art history. Many of these were fascinating to learn about but not what I was truly interested in. After taking these courses, I went from believing I wanted to be in the sciences to realizing that I am far more interested in the arts. Although I haven’t declared my major yet, I'm one step closer to making that decision. Many students begin college feeling pressured to declare a major right away, but starting out “open” can introduce you to new classes and professors that can spark interests you never knew you had.